2000 Oldsmobile Alero 3.4 from North America
It has been a very dependable car
This car has had many small issues.
A/C needed charged.
Blower motor has gone out twice.
Only the top two speeds in the blower motor work. (the relay is out, which is probably why I have had fan motor problems. Undue strain on the only two speeds)
Interior light falls down.
12 charger on passenger side is crap, as are the back cupholders and for that matter the extra cup holder up front (worst design ever for a supporting role in cup holders).
Interior lights have become intermittent.
I just found out why the turn signals are intermittent, evidently there is a recall.
Rear passenger door won't open? Who knew.
Strut broke at about 110000.
Egr valve and idler pulley and a new caliper (sticking) at 200000.
Head gasket leaking, and has been leaking for quite some time. By the time I had found out about the recall, I had too many miles. It is starting to run a bit warm, will need done soon.
Good looking, comfortable, dependable, easy to drive.
I drive 40000 miles a year (80% highway), and I'm in my fourth year with the car, and the big problems have been numbered at 2! Strut breaking, and belt tensioner breaking and leaving me stranded.
It's been a great car.
I am a single traveling salesman. I can imagine if I had a family a lot of these minor nuisances would have been a lot less of a nuisance ie; interior lights, rear door froze etc;
140000 miles over the last four year plus lots of idle time. I plan on getting anther 100000 at least out of this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th April, 2009